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a little science?
Topic Started: Nov 7 2007, 06:59 PM (9,825 Views)
nnyhav
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^ no not so much tis a matter of what can be algorithmised (but https://www.quantamagazine.org/best-ever-algorithm-found-for-huge-streams-of-data-20171024/)

still very impressive, in what a superior neural network architecture (perhaps w/ assist from ai-creating-own-ai?*) can accomplish ... and a big step towards solving go

* used to be the concern was with not understanding how behaviors emerged from human-engineered networks (and training sets), now it's even more blackbox
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nnyhav
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https://www.nature.com/news/the-new-thermodynamics-how-quantum-physics-is-bending-the-rules-1.22937
via imp kerr
previously, https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-quantum-thermodynamics-revolution-20170502/
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nnyhav
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Tribes in the social sciences (a throwback to when bookforum regularly compiled such)
(xthreading anthropology and upstitching)
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how's come they can't make earthbound appliances/cars/etc.
that work this well?????

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasa-fired-up-voyager-1-e2-80-99s-backup-thrusters-for-the-first-time-in-37-years/ar-BBG3dtl?OCID=ansmsnnews11
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Didi
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exoplanet hunting with google ai

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/artificial-intelligence-nasa-data-used-to-discover-eighth-planet-circling-distant-star

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Cleanthes
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British Summer Time in action.
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nnyhav
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https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/52168/title/Is-the-Interstitium-Really-a-New-Organ-/
by "probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy" were lit, sir [/Hammond wry]
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/01/argentina-new-river-soya-beans


Argentina is the world’s third largest soya bean producing nation, after the US and Brazil, and accounts for 18% of global production. In 2016, combined exports of soya beans, soya meal and soya bean oil made up 31% of the country’s total exports.


“If a plot becomes unusable, they simply move on to lease in another area, leaving the owners to deal with the problem. It’s a system that not only erodes the soil, it also erodes the agricultural know-how of the landowners.”
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Kat
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/28/proof-life-mars-months-away-gas-orbiter
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Kat
Apr 28 2018, 08:38 AM
Organic material, methane found on Mars

*insert martian fart joke here*
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nnyhav
Jul 2 2017, 09:24 PM
Cleanthes
Jul 2 2017, 08:05 PM
A little explanation by an actual physicist about why Zeh's interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is exactly equivalent with the Copenhagen interpretation, here and here.
^ YM "can be fully consistent with" ... it's a matter of interpretation (as actual physicists will tell you) and doesn't resolve observer status (tho measurement certainly assumes such) (and if observer-dependent, then universe instantiation must be observed, ergo God) ... any splainer's gonna be simply approximate anyway (add: more discussion in comments whereat I found the link; [snip]
not to rehash ...
Heinz-Dieter Zeh 1932-2018

and as to topic https://philipball.blogspot.com/2018/06/myths-of-copenhagen.html also via Woit
but more books piquing interest include first link in above (Philip Ball, Beyond Weird, & Adam Becker, What is Real?, also appears in comments),
and Sabine Hossenfelder, Lost in Math
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